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National Parks and Protected Areas

Keystones to Conservation and Sustainable Development

  • James Gordon Nelson
  • Rafal Serafin
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Keys to Life

    1. J. G. Nelson, Rafal Serafin
      Pages 1-7
  3. Broadening the Scope

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Gordon Nelson, Rafal Serafin, Andrew Skibicki, Patrick Lawrence
      Pages 43-63
  4. Information and Communication

About these proceedings


National parks and protected areas offer a wealth of ecological and social contributions or services to humans and life on earth. This book describes the strengths of national parks and protected areas in different parts of Europe and North America and the challenges to the full realization of their goals. It shows that they are useful not only in conserving rare species and biodiversity, but also in protecting water supply and other resources necessary to tourism and to economic and social development generally. Ideas and information on useful planning, management and decision-making arrangements are presented, and research needs are identified.


Tourismus Umweltmanagement biodiversity biosphere ecology ecosystem environment environmental management landscape ecology nachhaltige Entwicklung national parks nature conservation sustainability sustainable development wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • James Gordon Nelson
    • 1
  • Rafal Serafin
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Studies Building 1University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Polish Environmental Partnership FoundationKrakowPoland

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